Artist, Paralympian and equity and diversity officer at UTS
I’d implement principles of universal design and make sure our innovations are based on principles of accessibility. For example, I use Tripview to get on the bus and it’s great because I don’t have to see the bus coming – I know it will be here – but why don’t we have audio buttons at the bus stop that tell us the same information, like they do in New Zealand? In Melbourne I can see the edges of the stairs because they’re painted in colour contrast paint – why can’t we have that in Sydney? We don’t frost our clear glass so you don’t know there’s glass in front of you. The things that will help me will help everybody. Access has to be at the core of urban development and design, but also events and housing.